MANILA, July 8 (PNA) — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) issued a “red” rainfall warning in the provinces of Cavite and Laguna at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday due to the effects of southwest monsoon enhanced by tropical storm ‘Egay’.
PAGASA said the red rainfall warning, the highest in its three-stage rainfall warning system is issued when downpours constitute an emergency. This is raised when observed rainfall is more than 30 mm within one hour or if rainfall has continued for the past three hours and is more than 65 mm.
Severe flooding is expected in areas covered by the red rainfall warning..
“Yellow” rainfall warning was still raised in Metro Manila and the provinces of Bataan, Batangas and Zambales.
A yellow rainfall advisory is raised when the expected rainfall amount is between 7.5 mm and 15 mm within one hour and likely to continue.
Communities given this advisory are advised to be aware of the weather condition and warned that flooding may be possible in low-lying areas.
Meanwhile, light to moderate with occasional heavy rains affecting portions of Bulacan, Rizal, Pampanga, Quezon and Tarlac may persist within two to three hours.
“The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to monitor the weather condition and watch for the next advisory to be issued at 5 p.m. today,”PAGASA said. (PNA)